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9 responses to “If You’ve Lost Your Job, Rick Perry Has Something He Needs To Tell You”

  1. Troll Doll says:

    It looks like he may be losing his job, too. Ironic.

  2. amanda says:

    Surplus? What surplus?

  3. Gwyon says:

    It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

  4. columbiasooner says:

    In other Rick Perry news today…At least he is upholding the tradition of Separation Between Church and State:

    Gov. Rick Perry: Telling Moses about the flood

    Gov. Rick Perry, in the middle of describing the nursing shortage at the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Conference, stopped himself as he realized the health experts in his audience are all too familiar with the problem.

    “I’m telling you all – I’m like telling Moses about the flood here,” he said.

    He caught himself.

    “Or Moses about – one of those events -”

    http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives/2009/01/gov_rick_perry_9.html

  5. Steve says:

    I’m glad those tax cuts created all these jobs…

  6. Ana Moure says:

    Rick Perry’s tax ideology also created an incentive for many businesses to open in Texas, or to relocate to Texas (thus, creating many new jobs, and keeping the unemployment rate among the nation’s lowest)

    In the meantime, California whom we cannot blame for taxes being too low, has its unemployment trust fund deficit heading $2.7bln in 2009.

    (full report state-by-state: http://www.nelp.org/page/-/UI/Trust%20Fund%20Solvency%20Update%202008-Final.pdf)

  7. J.B. says:

    Ana’s got a point there.

    I guess it’s pick your poison. High taxes with higher deficit… Or lower taxes with lower deficit and less unemployment.

    Wait…

    And does anyone want to join Wick in sending more of their money in to help offset the deficit?

  8. SB says:

    I love you, Ana.

  9. Louise says:

    Ana – It isn’t so black and white as you try to portray. He totally suspended the replenishment tax. Texas could still have lower taxes than the rest of the nation and keep that tax.

    Most corporate relocations to Texas did not happen under Perry’s watch – it was prior governors.